Green Chili Beer - Flat Branch Pub & Brewery

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Green Chili Beer
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 22.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flat Branch Pub & Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is the chili-heads favorite brew. A mild base beer is spiced up with Anaheim and Serrano peppers. This beer has a wonderful green chili aroma and a touch of heat in the finish. Have it with tomato juice as a “liquid enchilada”.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 01-14-2003)
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Photo of McAfee85
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of WoodJRx
2.38/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours clean, with an enticing smell, and unique taste. However, the clarity and aroma are an abrupt contrast to the flavor of the beer.

Note: This is my only tasting of a chili beer. Please take note, that it could be an entire dislike for the style, rather than the merits of this style of beer.

Photo of beergoot
3.94/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes taken 5/29/14

Deep amber color with a thin, clinging white head. Peppery smell with a bit of smokey character. Taste reflected a peppery base upfront yet relatively mild overall; light grain flavor. Medium bodied with a slightly coarse feel; crisp, clean, and dry finish.

A good, respectable chili beer. The pepper heat starts somewhat slowly then builds in intensity. Nice combination and blending of pepper heat and gentle malt flavors. Pairs nicely with their bayou chicken/sausage pasta dish.

Photo of EF4
4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Build_A_Brew
5/5  rDev +54.8%

Photo of SicemWT
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of HarmonMW
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Jay82
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of BrewSTL
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jmccullough108
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Soloveitchik
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of deweese
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On draft at the source. The beer is light orange and mildly hazy with a thin white collar. The aroma does indeed offer a healthy dose of green chilies. The flavor is one dimensional, with a light body and ample green chilies throughout. No heat or burn in the finish, which I was expecting. A fun beer to sample, and well done for what it is. I like green chilies, so it's likely that I enjoyed this more than the average consumer. Worth a try.

Photo of BHep
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of bowlerjoe2
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of jewellrunner
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Northsider
2.25/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I had this on tap at Flat Branch.

My colleague ordered this one and I had to try it. It was a murky sort of yellow with white head. The smell is that of, well, chillis, and alcohol.

The taste is more or less the same as the smell. I honestly almost gagged as this hit my tongue and went down my throat. Perhaps one of the most unpleasant beers I've tasted.

Overall this is a big miss. I would not, could not, drink this beer again.

Photo of hopstradamus
3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A. Bright and inviting, and still slightly cloudy. Decent carbonation, that fades quickly.

S. Some initial malt sweetness before the chili takes over. It kind of has a "ballpark nachos with jalapenos" smell to it.

T. Light and smooth, the chili's bark is worse than its bite- which is good. Just enough chili to dominate without taking over completely.

M. Light but a little chewy, it does not burn like I feared it would.

D. Good for what it is, but not my cup of tea. It is not offensive in any way.

Photo of tempest
3.08/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at the brewpub. This appears clear and blonde. To keep this simple, which is easy for this brew, this tastes like crisp green bell peppers in a glass. It doesn't taste like hot peppers like other chile beers, just greenhouse bell peppers. There isn't enough malt to balance out the pepper and the pepper isn't terribly tasty. It's worth a try, but not a good session beer.

Photo of PEBKAC
3.95/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

While I'm waiting for my beer to warm up, I might as well plug in some reviews I scratched down...

Growler at Pete's RB Spring Gathering. Thanks Dorothy. :P

Slightly unsettling, muggy yellow color. Wisp of pasty white head.

Raw jalapeno nose singled out among a muddled produce section of smells.

Taste is straight up corn tortillas, itchy malt, with just a nip of jalapenos & brighter green Italian peppers lingering on the follow-through.

Spritzy carbonation, doughy, & slightly metallic. Chewy?

Lots of fun. :)

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler at PPRBSG09. This was actually one of my favorite beers of the whole gathering! Pours a clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma of salsa and tortilla chips. Flavor is largely tortilla chips with a slightly spicy finish. Not really spicy at all (and I'm very sensitive to spices). This is a great beer! If you like tortillas and salsa (like I do), then you'll enjoy this beer! So drinkable too.

Photo of Tone
2.93/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color. !/5 inch head with decent retention and decent lacing. Smells strongly of pepper and not much else. Fits the style of a Chile Beer. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with noticeable spiciness. High carbonation level is present. Tastes strongly of peppers and not much else. There is a slightly sweet malt background, but that's it. Overall, it is noticeably peppery, but lacks other beer subtleties.

Photo of MTNboy
2.53/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I have had some pepper beers before and enjoyed them so I can honestly say I went into drinking this beer with an open mind. I have to say do not judge all pepper beers on this one. The key to a pepper beer is they are best when paired with food.

Appearance: It had a gold body with some slight carbonation bubbles. This beer had very thin head and lace.

Smell: It had a bitter pepper aroma.

Taste: It tasted like brewer took pepper sauce from a steak house. The one that is like vinegar with peppers floating in it and poured it into a beer. There is a vinegar sour/bitter taste to this beer.

Mouthfeel: Another thin watery beer from these guys.

Drinkability: I guess it would be more drinkable if paired with the right food but tha maybe this beers only savior.

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Green Chili Beer from Flat Branch Pub & Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.